The main reason that I even decided to get a Dreamcast back in the day, was because of a select handful of games that were exclusive to the system. While I bought my original system used online a few years after it was discontinued, I was able to find a bundle that had two of the games that I was curious about. While one of them was the infamous “Seaman”, the other one was “Jet Set Radio”, known in the US as “Jet Grind Radio”. In more recent times, the game has been made available on a variety of virtual consoles as well as new versions released for the mobile market. It was recently announced by Sega that the mobile versions of the game were being temporarily discontinued due to compatibility issues.
While Nintendo has had it’s fair share of successes, it also has had a handful of complete failures. One of these “failures” would be the Virtual Boy console, which was first released back in 1995, and it was one of the first ways of trying to bring a 3D experience to video games. While this has been somewhat more perfected thanks to the 3DS, there has always been wonder if Virtual Boy titles would eventually be brought to the portable console due to the somewhat similarities between the two. A recent double request for trademarks by Nintendo have recently become the latest in this possibility, as Nintendo has secured trademarks for “Virtual Boy” and “Polarium” over in Europe. But what could this mean?
It was one year ago that RGN reported on a then-upcoming magazine publication for the retro video game community simply called “RETRO“, which was created by a joint collaboration between GameGavel and Retro Gaming Roundup. After an amazing save in it’s final hours, the magazine became a reality thanks to support via Kickstarter. Here we are one year later, and other than offering a great magazine (in print and online), they have created an amazing hub of information about the community. RETRO is about to enter it’s second year, and the people behind the magazine have decided to join forces with Kickstarter once again, in hopes of making the publication even better.
As the holidays get closer and closer, we start wondering about special gifts that we can give to our friends and loved ones. In some traditions, we have special gatherings that are known as the “ugly Christmas sweater parties”, where we all try to find the ugliest, most tacky Christmas sweaters that we can find, and wear them to the event. Sometimes, these are the most retched articles of clothing you have ever seen, but it is always in good fun, and a great conversation starter with your family and friends. But why do these sweaters always have to be so, bad? Sonic Merchandise has recently announced a brand new officially licensed sweater just for such as occasion, but unlike some of the sweaters that I have seen over the years, this one has some style! This new piece of clothing combines the Christmas sweater, with our favorite blue hedgehog.